Meet the Team

Paul Johnson Our House Design

Introducing Paul, the art connoisseur and partner at Our House. Paul’s lifelong pursuit of art and Interior design has been fueled by his deep passion for the subject. His journey in the art industry started right after leaving school when he ventured into the world of picture framing. Through years of hard work and unwavering dedication, he climbed the professional ladder and eventually found himself taking on the role of Gallery Manager.

In 2019, Paul made a significant move with his family to Oxfordshire. It was here that he brought his artistic vision to life by opening the doors to Whitehorse Gallery, a space where art could be appreciated and celebrated.

Building on the success of this venture, Paul expanded his artistic empire in 2023 with the establishment of another gallery in Bakewell, Derbyshire. From here Paul has established Our House Design a luxury high end design package for resturants, bars, businesses and homes. All of these distinguished venues embody Paul’s unwavering commitment to showcasing the beauty and talent within the design world. The third colomun to the Our House organisation is the established Picture Framing side of the business Master Framers.

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Derbyshire Artist Gina Watkinson is known for her diverse portfolio of work, catering to both Mural and local landscape paintings, her portfolio includes private and commercial clients, involving bars, restaurants, and hotels. With a wide range of media at her disposal, she expertly merges oils, acrylics, Venetian plasters, and luxurious Italian paints to create highly original pieces, which are available on canvas, board, or directly onto walls using organic mineral plaster, Paints with gold embellishments..

Specialising in surface design and hand-painted images, Gina combines these techniques with mineral plasters, resulting in silky or matte finishes, as well as stunning metallics and textures, adding a contemporary touch to her art.

To truly customise your space and create a real visual impact, Gina incorporates Venetian plaster, which offers various finishes, each one being unique. This allows you to tailor your walls or art pieces to your specific design needs, ensuring a true “wow” factor.

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Robert Johnson Our house interior design and retail outlet

Robert has been involved in the retail industry for more than four decades. The family’s main source of income soon became what started as a side line. Robert has worked extremely hard throughout his life and is renowned for his innovative ideas, exceptional conversational skills, and significant presence in his community.

He possesses the entrepreneurial spirit that brings out opportunities in today’s competitive market, just like his son. Despite running a successful retail business in Market Harborough, he still manages to have an eye for the latest trends in interior design and fashion. 

Robert has been involved with technical support and logistical management at Our House, Master Framers and Whitehorse Gallery, in addition to being highly skilled in Art & Framing. Robert continues contributing his vast experience and established contacts to support the business.

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With a sharp focus on customer delivery, supply logistics, and fulfilment, Adam, as the head of Dispatch at Our House, plays a crucial role in ensuring that everything is sent out promptly and in optimal condition. Drawing from his extensive experience in the delivery logistics industry spanning several decades, Adam is dedicated to delivering on time without compromise, aiming to ensure the seamless flow of your project.

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Chris Master Picture Framer at Our House

Introducing Chris, the Head Picture Framer at Our House Picture Framing Division. With an extensive expertise in the framing industry, Chris leads the framing team behind the scenes to ensure that your artwork is framed flawlessly and delivered within the designated time frame.

Renowned for his impeccable attention to detail, Chris meticulously frames every artwork to meet conservation standards. Whether you seek advice on framing (or any other matter –  a fountain of knowledge), Chris’s extensive experience is always at your disposal, going the extra mile to deliver exceptional, world-class results.

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Head Of Carpentry – Our House is proud to have Zahin, a master carpenter, on our team. With over 30 years of experience as a joiner, carpentry is his true craft. Zahin’s precision and focus are unmatched, as he pays meticulous attention to detail in every project he handles. From creating bespoke wall cabinets to crafting built-in cupboards, counters, and even bars, Zahin’s talent shines through. His expertise elevates our team, ensuring that every piece he creates is nothing short of exceptional.

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Meet Catalina, the talented art curator from Argentina who brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise. With her Spanish and Italian background, Catalina possesses a deep understanding of the art world and engages in meaningful dialogues. She is committed to assisting you in creating the perfect ambiance for your space, ensuring that you achieve the finest outcomes.

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